According to NPR, beer freezes at about 13 degrees Fahrenheit. Popular Science indicates that the water component of beer freezes at 32 degrees, but the alcohol remains liquid until the temperature drops very low.
A:The difference between coffee and latte is that coffee is ground coffee beans run through a filter with water, and a latte is made with unfiltered coffee and warm or steamed milk. Unfiltered, concentrated coffee is commonly known as espresso.
A:Spicy foods contain a substance from chillies called capsaicin. Capsaicin stings taste buds, and milk binds with the hot capsaicin oils to disperse them. Cold water is not effective to mitigate spiciness because water-based liquids spread capsaicin and likely increase the burning sensation.
A:Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
A:The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
A:Slurpees, like so many other genius inventions, were created on accident. When Dairy Queen owner Omar Knedlik's soda fountain broke in the late 1950s, he improvised and put bottles of soda in the freezer to stay cold. He accidentally left them in a little too long, and they had frozen into a slushy consistency by the time his customers bought the sodas. To his surprise, they loved this new slushy soda and started requesting "those pops that were in a little bit longer."
A:The general ingredients in Kool-Aid include citric acid, calcium phosphate, artificial or natural flavor, ascorbic acid, tocopherols, matodextrin, artificial color and vitamin C. Individual flavors may contain additional ingredients, such as the Blue Berry flavor also containing Blue 1 coloring.
A:Hunan chicken, like most Hunan cuisine is spiked with a spicy mixture, including fresh chili peppers, often along with the seeds and membranes which contain most of the heat. Chilies are common in southern Chinese cuisine because the spice cools the body by stimulating it to release its heat.
A:To use a pressure cooker, add the liquid and the ingredients to the pot, then lock the cover into place and set the pressure regulator. Heat the pot on high until full pressure is reached, then simmer on lower heat and start the timer to cook the food for the amount of time specified in the recipe. When done, release the pressure carefully before opening the lid. Modern and older pressure cookers have significant differences, so it is important to follow the specific instructions of your pressure cooker manual.
A:Both bruschetta and crostini are Italian appetizers based on bread, but the main differences between the two are the type of bread used and the preparation method. The bread used for crostini is finer than that used for bruschetta. In addition, crostini are usually smaller than bruschetta.
A:Curry has a unique flavor that is deep and earthy from the blend of savory spices, but also has certain brightness due to the sweet spices in it. It is actually a mix of spices that includes cumin, coriander, turmeric, pepper, mustard, ginger, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and fenugreek.
A:Sorbitol is a reduced-calorie sweetener that's found in many different foods both naturally and as an additive, including dates, cherries, plums and many low-calorie foods. Sorbitol is sometimes listed on food labels as "E420" and can cause intestinal distress in amounts larger than 5 grams.
A:Milk curdles when mixed with vinegar because the acid from the vinegar causes the protein molecules in milk to come together to form visible solids.The solids float in the clear whey, forming curdled milk.
A:Baking soda neutralizes the acid in recipes and aids in the leavening process. Once baking soda is mixed with other ingredients and placed into the oven, a chemical reaction creates bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand.
A:Gluten is a protein that is found in grains including wheat, rye and barley. A less-common grain called triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye, also contains gluten. Any processed foods that contain ingredients such as white flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, semolina or graham flour also contain gluten.
A:It takes approximately one portion of dried parsley to equal three portions of fresh chopped parsley, whether the measurement is teaspoons, tablespoons or cups. For example, 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes equals 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley. This ratio applies to all herbs, including oregano, thyme, rosemary and basil.
A:A teaspoon holds 0.1667 fluid ounces or 4.929 milliliters. Other equivalents are 1.333 fluid drams, 80 minims and 4.929 cubic centimeters. It is also one-third of a tablespoon. This is the standardized measure of a teaspoon as used by cooks.
A:One cup of all-purpose flour is the equivalent to 128 grams, or 4.5 ounces. Half a cup of all-purpose flour is equal to 64 grams or 2.25 ounces, and a fourth of a cup is equal to 32 grams or 1.13 ounces. These measurements also apply to confectioners sugar.